WCPE Honors Women’s Equality Day

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TheClassicalStation.org Features Classical Females

WCPE Social Networking Director and Arts Liaison Tara Lynn announces a celebration of Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2010. The event honors female composers, conductors and performers commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Tune in for an interview with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis on "Preview!" August 22nd. She shares her thoughts on the parallel evolution of women in society and the harp in classical music.

“Let's celebrate the great women in classical music,” says Lynn, who is also Allegro host. “We have truly remarkable ladies to applaud.”

“You’ll hear works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Amy Beach and more,” she continues. ''Here is a partial list of the day’s celebration'':

9:00 a.m. Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor;
10:00 a.m. Cecile Chaminade: Flute Concertino in D;
2:00 p.m. Ethel Smyth: Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra;
3:00 p.m. Amy Beach: Symphony in E Minor (Gaelic);
5:00 p.m. Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino in E-flat for Clarinet, featuring clarinetist Sabine Meyer, the first female member of the Berlin Philharmonic;
10:00 p.m. Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Piano Trio in D.

WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, small dish home satellite reception, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at: http://theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml .

About WCPE:
With a 30 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. Community-minded business underwriters and foundations are among the 150,000 listeners in the North Carolina broadcast area. General Manager Deborah S. Proctor’s leadership has enabled the WCPE community to include national and worldwide listeners. Big and small dish home satellite transmissions serve North America. Other radio stations and cable television systems use these services to rebroadcast Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. WCPE is one of the first public broadcasters to stream on the Internet. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. For more information, visit http://www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.

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